Gov Okezie Ikpeazu of Abia State has tested positive for coronavirus. Commissioner of Information in the state, John Okiyi Kalu, confirmed the bad news on Monday.
However, the governor has directed his deputy governor to act on his behalf.
A statement by John Okiyi Kalu reads. ”Recall that on Saturday, 30th May 2020, Governor Okezie Ikpeazu volunteered his sample for COVID-19 test and subsequently directed members of the state Executive Council (EXCO) and those of the inter-ministerial committee on COVID-19 to submit themselves for the same test.
On Tuesday, 2nd June 2020, the result of Governor Ikpeazu’s test returned negative,” he said.
”On Thursday, 4th June 2020, the Governor submitted another sample at NCDC laboratory for confirmation and the result returned positive.